TO TABLE THE HELMS POINT OF ORDER MOTION AGAINST H.R. 6211, CLAINING THAT IT WAS IN VIOLATION OF PUBLIC LAW 95-435, PROHIBITING FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FROM EXCEEDING REVENUES. (MOTION PASSED) SEE NOTE(S) 42

Date:

Dec 20, 1982

Number:

Senate Vote #959
97th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 73
 
 
 
 
73%
40 32 0 1
  Nay 22
 
 
 
 
22%
11 10 1 0
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
 
5%
3 2 0 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.

The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.

All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.